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Super seniors: Moses

When God intervenes in human history and wants to show that things are not happening by accident, he chooses the number 40. He gave…

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Super seniors: John

You’d think most 90-year-olds would envision a pleasant and secure life in a retirement community, doing a little gardening, talking with friends, reading some…

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Super seniors: Daniel

When I was a young man, I heard a pastor in his 60s speaking longingly of retirement. I chided him for even thinking about…

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Super seniors: Anna

You know, don’t you, which adjective is used most often with old lady? Yep—little, as in little old lady. Somehow small size seems to…

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Naaman’s servant girl

You know, the Bible’s main characters are almost all adults. Almost. But there are some amazing children in the narrative of God’s plan of…

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Don’t get too attached

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have become legendary as benchmarks for violent depravity and the drastic punishment brought upon them by God. Though…

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They felt it

These poor fellas never got past Saturday. Maybe it was Monday when they were walking back to Emmaus, but they were feeling like it…

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Abide with me

The risen Lord Jesus gave an extraordinary gift to two disciples from his wider acquaintance, to a man named Cleopas and his friend. Without…

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Easter is about/for real events

The most frequently used words in John’s account of Easter morning is . . . “saw” or “looked” (John 20:1-20). Mary saw the stone…

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Easter is about/for real places

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is believed by most scholars to mark the actual tomb of Jesus. This church was built…

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Easter is about/for real people

Easter is more than a story. It’s history. Because history is about real people, places, and things, which are exactly what we find in…

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Show of force

When tensions rise among nations and their differences are not settled, what can often happen is they resort to a show of force. It…